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#21 clmarti1

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    Posted 27 December 2008 - 04:48 PM

    I've planned to have my wedding at Casa Salamandra in Nuevo Vallarta! I'm planning to have the ceremony on the beach followed by dinner in the pool area. I think we might move to the beach again after dinner for dancing and more drinks!

    #22 K&Rwedding

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      Posted 28 December 2008 - 02:34 PM

      Cindy-

      OMG!!! Casa Salamandra is amazing. We looked at that villa in May, we didn't go with it because at the time they were charging 8K event fee plus you couldn't stay there and the party had to end by 11pm. I hope all that has changed for you. The place is great for an event. Check out KLK photography she shot a wedding there for Lori/Richard this year. It will blow your mind.

      Best
      Kathy

      #23 clmarti1

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        Posted 28 December 2008 - 07:26 PM

        Well they required that we stay there for a week and then charged an event fee. After the wedding, my family will be staying there for a week so I guess it worked out. I saw Lori's pictures a while back and was struck with awe! I hope my wedding comes out that nice and that our guests have a great time!

        #24 K&Rwedding

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          Posted 28 December 2008 - 08:20 PM

          Cindy-

          That is wonderful that you get to stay there. Congrats... Who is your wedding coordinator? I know Kristin, who did Lori's wedding, did a fantastic job. I am excited to see her work, she is doing our wedding.

          Again congrats the villa is amazing.

          Cheers

          #25 clmarti1

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            Posted 29 December 2008 - 12:53 PM

            Well we hired this guy that is from the River Cafe group, his name is Eduardo. He's been pretty easy to work with and pretty good on finding prices. I haven't seen than anyone on BDW has used him so it makes me a little scared but at this point I just need to hope he knows what he's doing.

            #26 Future Mrs. M

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              Posted 13 January 2010 - 12:28 PM

              Hello - I tried looking at the pictures but wasn't able to. Can you repost the link?

              Also, can you girls tell me what the difference is between doing a wedding at a villa than a resort? I know it would be more private but what are prices like and what other things do they offer?


              Thanks!!!
              Ana

              Wedding Date 11/12/2010- Riviera Maya - Hacienda Tres Rios


              #27 amandalsu

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                Posted 19 January 2010 - 05:07 PM

                Prices tend to be a bit higher because you have to rent the tables, chairs, linens, glassware, silverware, etc. Based on the pricing I was given, you are looking at over $100/person catering typically to account for all the rentals needed. I am sure there is a huge range of pricing and some may price out the catering and rentals seperately. Most of the villas I looked at charge one nights rental fee as an event fee.

                The privacy and intimacy of the villa wedding made the extra cost worth it.

                #28 kearney1400

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                  Posted 22 February 2010 - 01:02 PM

                  Hi, I'm new on BDW. We are thinking about booking Casa Angela for a May 2011 wedding. We were between Casa Angela and Carol Ann, but had opted for Casa Angela as we liked the romantic ambience. However, my fiance is Australian and we are living in Australia. We can't afford to go check places out, so we are going off of the websites and the pics there, so if anyone has seen casa angela and can offer any feedback, I'd really appreciate it. We need a mininium of 8 bedrooms, preferable 9-10 depending on how the beds are configurated (5 kids will becoming). We're also on a bit of tight budget since I don't want accomodation for the week to be too expsensive since the family from Australia is already having to pay quite a bit for plane tickets. The other great thing about Casa Angela is that they will cater for up to 30 people, we just need to buy food and there is only a $15 per person event fee...we are only planning on having about 30 people so these were definitely selling points. I've gotten a few references from Casa Angela, but still would really like to hear opinions on it! Thank You!

                  Kris

                  #29 japonick

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                    Posted 07 May 2010 - 05:12 PM

                    Hi! We are booking our wedding at Villa Flor de Cabrera in the Dominican Republic. It is absolutely beautiful--10 bedroom villa with on-site wedding planner, chef, concierge, host, and laundress. The price is reasonable, has A/C, pool, and is on the beach. It's a beautiful site. See my other post for more information.

                    http://bestdestinati....3/#post1286121

                    #30 Peanuty468

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                      Posted 11 August 2010 - 02:12 PM

                      Hi ladies,

                      After getting SO MUCH useful info from BDW, I need to start sharing :)

                       

                      I found a lovely villa-like place off of tripadvisor called Bungalows Lydia in San Pancho, which is about 45 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta. Just google Bungalows Lydia. After searching high and low for an intimate villa to have our wedding, this was by far the most affordable and awesome place I could find. In short, it's oceanfront, on a rocky promontory between two private beaches with nothing but jungle around it. I haven't seen it in person but the pictures are breathtaking. We're planning on having a private ceremony on the beach followed by a reception in the palapa. And they don't charge an event fee! Mayte, the lady I've been in contact with has been so helpful and accommodating, even suggesting that they would build us a restaurant on the premises just for our guests/event. I am still shocked by that.

                       

                      Anyways, the downside is that it has a max capacity of about 25 and they don't allow non-guests to use their property, so it has to be a very small wedding. Also, there's no AC, but it does getconstant tradewinds. I hope someone finds this useful!Picture 16.png

                       

                      Best,

                      Ming






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